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The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a Grants Associate (Foundation / Government) who will support all aspects of foundation and government grant writing within the Grants, Research and Evaluation Department. Reporting to the Manager of Institutional Giving, the Grants Associate primary responsibilities will include researching and assessing funders, drafting persuasive grant proposals, and compiling reports. Strong writing, communication, and multitasking skills required; previous nonprofit or fundraising experience preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write and track assigned grant proposals, reports, and other required ancillary materials; submit all grant applications promptly.
  • Steward existing private funders, provide frequent program updates and find ways to increase/enhance their level of support. 
  • Help to plan and execute funder engagement events, such as site visits. 
  • Research "hot-topics" for funders, and advise Education Director and Program Managers to ensure that PAL is developing programming that is consistent with funding trends. 
  • Manage aspects of government fundraising related to research and identification of grant opportunities by reading concept papers and research briefings, facilitating and cultivating new relationships, and tracking grant RFP release dates ahead of the actual release. 
  • Work with PAL Evaluator in the preparation of grant reports as required. 
  • Keep private partners informed of agency news, specifically as it relates to news and events related to the programs they fund. 
  • Help to develop promotional materials regarding PAL programs and services. 
  • Keep Raisers Edge records for renewals, prospects, and related special projects for a diverse portfolio of philanthropic partners.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  
  • At least 2 years of grant writing experience. Nonprofit background preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience with New York City communities and youth programs preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with NYC DYCD, DOP, ACS, MOCJ grants, and NYS DOE, OCFS and DCJS grants a plus. 
  • Knowledge of Excel, Raiser’s Edge, data management systems and Foundation Directory Online a plus.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a deadline-driven environment. 
  • Excellent time management skills to handle multiple assignments and/or projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 

The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    August 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $45,000

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • Personal days
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • Personal days

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
34 1/2 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States

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